LOST 44 Lbs. And 25” In 26 Weeks†
As a young mom with health concerns, Terrie was determined to get healthy for herself and her family. With the help of her sister Amanda H., Terrie discovered the SlimFast Plan and took control of her health and future! Read her personal story to learn how SlimFast and the support of family helped her to find her confidence and reach her goals!
Spring 2017: SeaWorld
During a family trip to SeaWorld, my husband and I both were completely exhausted and winded just from walking around the park. This had never happened to us before. We could hardly keep up with our sixteen-year-old daughter. We couldn’t believe we had to keep stopping to rest in our thirties! What made the day even worse is that my husband couldn’t ride one of the roller coasters because of his size. It was the first time the bar wouldn’t lock over him. He was crushed and my heart was broken for him. The scary thing is the bar was tight on me! I thought for sure the next time we were in the park I would be the one having to get off the ride because the bar wouldn’t close.
I knew in my mind that we needed to make changes, but it all seemed so overwhelming! There is so much information out there and I was afraid that my husband wouldn’t change his eating habits with me and that I wouldn’t be able to succeed if I was the only one in the house making changes. Eventually, the horror of that day faded a bit and we kept our usual bad habits.
“We could hardly keep up with our sixteen-year-old daughter. We couldn’t believe we had to keep stopping to rest in our thirties!”
August 2017: Miscarriage
My husband and I were devastated when I miscarried at 10 weeks. This was the third loss for us in two years. We had been struggling to have a baby for some time. The doctors said they thought it had a lot to do with my weight. We felt defeated.
Thanksgiving 2017: Health Concerns (My Aha Moment)
I had noticed feeling more jittery and tired and feeling my heart beating more rapidly and loudly. These feelings progressively got worse over the course of a week, to the point that I thought I was having a heart attack! I woke up out of my sleep gasping for air. When I tried to stand and walk, I felt as though I was going to pass out. I was light-headed and nauseous and felt very weak. My heart was pounding out of my chest and my blood pressure was through the roof. I was scared. I ended up going to the emergency room for evaluation. I had an EKG, an echo and a stress test done. My heart was in great shape. I was diagnosed with having a panic attack. I was surprised at the diagnosis but relieved at the same time. At this point, I was already taking insulin and Metformin for diabetes and Lisinopril for blood pressure. That is when I knew I HAD to get my health under control. I couldn’t stand the thought of something terrible happening to me and leaving my daughter and family behind, or never being able to have another baby all because of my poor choices and lifestyle. I was also devastated to think I was passing these same terrible habits onto my daughter.
May 2018: SlimFast
After all the disappointments and health scares from 2017 I talked to my husband about our weight and health issues. I was pleased to hear him say he was just as concerned as me and was willing to do whatever it took to get healthy again!
My sister, Amanda Havard, had been doing SlimFast and was achieving amazing results. So, we talked to her about The Plan and what was involved. We were immediately intrigued and decided right then and there to start our SlimFast journey together! When we weighed ourselves, I was 223 lbs and my husband was 356!
We started with the SlimFast Advanced Nutrition products and LOVED THEM - we were instantly hooked! By July 1st I had lost 10 lbs and was down to 213 - I was so excited! We had finally found a healthy way of living that worked for us. This is when Amanda convinced our whole family to start a group SlimFast Plan together. It has been life changing for us. We continued with the SlimFast Advanced products until the new Keto line came out in October.
“We started with the SlimFast Advanced Nutrition products and LOVED THEM - we were instantly hooked!”
October 2018: SlimFast Keto
I started the SlimFast Keto Plan at 201 lbs. If it’s possible, I love this product line even more! It is so convenient and delicious! I hardly ever eat out anymore. I love cooking our meals at home and have enjoyed trying new recipes and creating some of my own as well. This has become a new and wonderful way of life for me and my little family.
April 2019: Next Chapter
I was doing great on The Plan and had never been so happy! I was in control of my weight and my health. Then the first weekend in April of 2019 came around and that’s when I found out I was pregnant again.
Even though I was excited, I was also very nervous due to my history of miscarriages. We held our breath through those first fragile months unsure of what the outcome would be. But I am so thrilled to say that I had a fantastic pregnancy! My doctor also confirmed that my weight loss and my improved health were major contributors to me finally being able to conceive and deliver a healthy baby. With the approval of my physician I was able to continue with a keto/low carb way of eating during my pregnancy and had a healthy gain of 25 lbs! I now have a happy and healthy little boy and my heart is so full!
I am currently down to 156 lbs, which is well below my pre-pregnancy weight and I continue to have my labs come back from my doctor with excellent results! I still have a little ways to go, but I am FINALLY in control of my health and my life. I am so incredibly thankful for being introduced to this amazing product and all the wonderful people of SlimFast!